Self Watering Planters
About Self Watering Planters
Self-watering planters have an inner pot that holds the plant and potting soil, and an outer pot or bottom reservoir that holds extra water. A wick joins the two and pulls water up into the root zone as it's needed. Many self watering planters also have a water level indicator. Most reservoirs are large enough to supply water for few days or more depending on the weather.
Having self-watering planters can actually benefit the plants themselves, as well as making life easier for you. This type of planter can look after the roots of your plants, as they allow consistent watering without resulting in rotting. The planter keeps the reservoir of water separate from the roots and soil, watering on a needed basis.
These containers are a blessing in disguise as they minimize water wastage that happens due to seepage or evaporation. Since the water is stored in the outer chamber of the container and reaches the roots as and when needed the roots do not stunt growth and are healthy throughout the plant’s life cycle. Another benefit of a self-watering planter is the closed system design. This closed system concentrates the soil nutrients solely for the use of plant in the planter.